Tuesday, March 03, 2009
First let me say I am so thankful so this community and somewhere to turn when I am feeling this way. I am scared of failing yet again in my attempt at a healthy lifestyle and future. I am 100 pounds overweight, diabetic and tired of falling off the wagon again and again. My biggest problem seems to be finding easy and enjoyable meals to make for my now small family. I am a single mom of 3 with just my 3 boys at home. We started including a salad with healthy dressing in our evening meal over 6 months ago so I feel good about that. My youngest does great, he always heads for a salad late in the evening or a piece of fruit now. However, the past month I have started to become bored with a salad at dinner and I don't want to take away the strong example I have set for him. I did find the parmesan tilapia recipe today which sounds great and I plan to try. I am still down about 5 pounds for the month of February, its just that I was down 10 but have put some back on because of bad eating last week. I actually went to a buffet yesterday... a buffet!!! Quite honestly I didn't even enjoy it when I was there and it was overpriced. Reality is it didn't make any difference to my body whether I enjoyed it or not, the calories are all absorbed the same way. I have struggled with my weight most of my life. I managed to lose 60 pounds mostly through great exercise habits about 7 years ago and maintained for a couple years, then I let the exercise slip and slowly started putting it all back on. I miss that girl.. she was happy and fun and full of life. This is starting to seem like like more of a blog than a post, so that is what I will do, I am copying it to a blog on my page. I am really, truly looking for meal ideas. I am a pretty strong exercises when I put my mind to it and have done fairly well this past month. I try to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables during the day (mostly veggies) and an occasional sandwich on light bread. We don't eat a lot of fish but will eat some shrimp, orange roughy, tilapia, haddock, etc and are always looking for great ways to prepare. New ways to make chicken fun and interesting would be great and anything else healthy.
Just looking for your inspiration so I can conquer this beast once and for all and learn to live and cook healthy.
Have a great day everyone and Thank you.